A man locked up for 18 years after being wrongfully convicted in a double-murder case is poised to get $3.5 million from San Francisco.
Conley, 40, was locked up in 1992. In 1994, he was convicted and sentenced to serve two life-without-parole terms for a 1989 double slaying on Third Street that prosecutors said was gang-motivated. A judge ruled in December 2010 that he had been wrongly convicted. He was released a month later.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Marla Miller found that police investigators knew that the prosecution’s star witness, Clifford Polk, lied on the stand about whether he was being paid, but they did nothing to intervene. Miller concluded that the lead investigator in the case, Earl Sanders — who later became police chief — knew about the perjury “and did not correct it.”
A Miami police officer pulled a car over for speeding last month, which turned out to be a plainclothes internal affairs lieutenant who shoved the door open on the officer after refusing to provide his drivers license, leading to a struggle on the side of the road that was caught on camera.
As the two were on the ground wresting, another three Miami cops who just happened to be in the area pulled up and piled on the screaming driver– only to pull off when they realized the man at the bottom was an internal affairs lieutenant from their own department.
That was when the officer Marcel Jackson, the cop who initiated the stop, was sent to his patrol car and internal affairs Lieutenant David Ramras assumed control of the situation.
Realizing the outranking officer with more than two decades of seniority over him was going to turn him into the aggressor, Jackson pulled out his cell phone and began taking photos of the officers that began arriving.
But then a cop ordered him to stop. And another cop later ordered him to delete the photos.
However, unknowing to the other officers at the time, Jackson had video recorded the entire incident with his GoPro camera, which he had attached to his dash, but shoved in between seat after realizing they were turning against him, keeping it recording to capture the ensuing conversations. The department does not use dash or body cams, so it’s not something they would expect.
Adding to the usual irony of cops investigating cops, the department’s internal affairs department is now investigating the incident involving their own lieutenant, who has since been transferred to the special investigations section, a top-secret unit that works in partnership with state and federal agencies, considered a promotion by officers in the department, even though it is technically a lateral transfer.
Jackson was fired over this and the lt. was promoted.
here's his gopro dashcam:
such irony. i cant wait till he receives HIS settlement.
Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents.
But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the sheriff’s office and Target fired Northington, 29, a married father of two with a third child on the way.
Northington said Target officials told him that he had violated procedure by not filling out the proper paperwork before contacting the police, though he said his office had operated the same way for years. He said he also was told that he had been insubordinate for not seeking approval before calling police, though he said the standard practice was for him to act as needed.
But the man Northington said he and his supervisors identified as a deputy has not yet been charged with a crime though Northington said he had provided the man’s name and two color videos of him in action, his face clearly visible, to Leesburg police on May 27, the date of the second incident.
you can't have people that police the police. you just can't have it.
So this is what happened today. For a little context, we were watching an amazing street performance at Venice Beach by the LA Breakers and Skill Methodz (check them out) and they had just finished telling the children the importance of taking care of your body and not messing with drugs and alcohol as well as reminding us adults the the children are our FUTURE. They also were talking about the importance of coming together with all different races and and religions and creating a positive environment and happiness instead of perpetuating a culture of racism, war and violence. For reasons unknown this is what followed. I hope this video makes it into the hands of someone who needs it as evidence.
In the summer of 2010, a young black man was stopped and questioned by police on the streets of Miami Gardens, Florida. According to the report filled out by the officer, he was “wearing gray sweatpants, a red hoodie and black gloves” giving the police “just cause” to question him. In the report, he was labeled a “suspicious person.”
He was an 11-year-old boy on his way to football practice.
A Fusion investigation has found that he was just one of 56,922 people who were stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) between 2008 and 2013. That’s the equivalent of more than half of the city’s population.
By some estimates, this one-time chief arson investigator for the Glendale Fire Department started as many as 2,000 blazes, killing four and destroying property worth millions. His torching of a Warner Brothers lot, for example, destroyed a piece of television history — the set of “The Waltons.”
Fabric and hardware stores were among his favored targets, and his penchant for linen shops, filled with bedding, earned him the nickname Pillow Pyro.
Two Florida police officers were recently discharged from the department after they were outed as KKK members in an FBI investigation. One officer was fired and the other resigned before the department got the opportunity to fire him.
The Daily Mail reported that Deputy Chief David Borst, 49, resigned, while Officer George Hunnewell was dismissed on Friday after the allegations were made against the officers in an FBI report that is still classified and kept from public view.